Specialist Weight Management Service
Within this service, referrals are taken through the Choose and Book system for the Level 3 Specialist Weight Management Service. Those referred are invited to an introductory session, after which they can opt-in to attend an assessment clinic where the patient’s individual needs are considered in relation to attending the 12 session weight loss group programme which runs over 6 months. The assessment clinic is led by a GP, Dietitian and Exercise co-ordinator.
Psychological input is provided to the group sessions and considers the process of change, barriers to change and different ways to enable change in addition to emotional eating. Support, supervision and consultation are offered to staff teams in this service. Psychological assessment and intervention before and after weight-loss surgery are also provided within this service.